The two-time Oscar winner called Trump a “fucking idiot’ and a “fucking fool” while introducing fellow screen legend Meryl Streep at the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala, multiple reporters in attendance said.
De Niro also offered Trump, who is fond of dishing out insults, a new nickname.
“Our government today, with the propping of the baby-in-chief ― the jerkoff-in-chief, I call him ― has put the press under siege, ridiculing it through trying to discredit it through outrageous attacks and lies,” De Niro said, per The New York Times:
Streep won the best actress award for playing Katharine Graham in “The Post,” the Steven Spielberg film that shows how the newspaper took on the Nixon administration during the Pentagon Papers scandal.
“The movie gave us glimpses of President Nixon as delusional, narcissistic, petty, vindictive, nasty and batshit fucking crazy,” De Niro said. “Ah, the good old days.”
De Niro has been a frequent Trump critic.
“If he was smart, he’d be even more dangerous,” De Niro told Deadline in August. “He’s dangerous as it is.”